Tomas Alfredson to direct "The Snowman"

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April 29th, 2014

Tomas Alfredson will direct 'The Snowman.'

The 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' filmmaker will helm the film adaptation of Scandinavian author Jo Nesbo's crime thriller series alongside Oscar-winning director, Martin Scorsese, who will executive produce, reports Variety.com.

Scorsese was previously reported to be circling the director role but has had a busy schedule, with projects including as 'The Wolf of Wall Street', starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Magot Robbie, and the forthcoming Frank Sinatra biopic.

Niclas Salomonsson, Liza Chasin, and Amelia Granger will also executive produce.

Afredson will pen the script with the help of Soren Sveistrup, to tell the story of a ''loose cannon'' detective Harry Hole.

Hole is tasked with investigating the disappearance of a string of women who mysteriously went missing on the first day of snowfall, with some of the only clues including one whose pink scarf is tied around an ''ominous-looking snowman''.

As his investigation deepens, he soon becomes a pawn in an increasingly terrifying game whose rules are devised by the killer.